Monthly Archives: September 2005

Vegas Day Three: Brush with Greatness & the World

Herman’s dad was generous again to treat us to a breakfast buffet, this one over at Bellagio. The upside of arriving late paid off too. We arrived during the last 15 minutes of breakfast so the lunch goodies were put … Continue reading

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Vegas Day Two: Gaining Momentum

The day was pretty cool with a start at Paris for breakfast because I usually like that meal the least, but they spoil you at the buffet. Crepes made-to-order, veal sausage, pate and other unusual delights French people (allegedly) cook. … Continue reading

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Vegas Day One: Arrival, Theme Coined

The flight was uneventful, other than the stop in Lubbock to pack the plane to capacity. I think it was rather cool and fitting that wireless access at McCarron Airport is free. Must be the equivalent of the legendary free … Continue reading

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Reviews for late September

This time around I have turned the tables on the last set of reviews. Instead of one artist covering a series of songs, we now have numerous artists covering the material of three bands and a studio band covering the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Somara!

Today is my wife’s birthday. Which one, that’s up to her to tell you since it’s still impolite to tell a woman’s age these days because America is an age-obsessed culture. Okay, America is a country obsessed with youth some … Continue reading

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Vegas is Tomorrow!

I can’t wait to go. Hitting LV with my best bud Hoser and we’ll be staying at the Luxor. He’s invited a couple of his friends I’m hoping will be cool with me.

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Rita affects Austin before landfall

Pictures and comments courtesy of Somara. snarkychef.blogspot.com Hint, it’s not the wind and rain, but the idiocy that affected Houstonites the other day.

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Rita was nowhere close

Even though its path has changed significantly and the Feds have overcompensated on this one (got to get Spurious George’s poll numbers back into the low 40s), Austin was never in any danger. We’re pretty far from the coast, at … Continue reading

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News from Somara

www.snarkychef.blogspot.com It’s better to let her tell the joys of our new kitchen shelving thanks to the annual sale at the Container Store. She also has pictures of the new bicycle I bought her for her birthday-Christmas present.

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Cat Litter Conversion

Maybe this should be called Poop-pourri! For the last few weeks I have converted the cats over from clay and wheat-based litter to pine. My friend Mark (Millard) converted his cats earlier and recommended it. At first it’s a bit … Continue reading

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Two new adventures

It’s nice to see Wizards finally doing a 180 on publishing adventures since all the other companies that were good at them bailed (Fiery Dragon, Mal Havoc and Necromancer). Traditionally they’re financial loss leaders but to me they are necessary … Continue reading

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iTunes 5

Well it arrived earlier this week (or last, depends upon when you read this). I upgraded too and all I can tell immediately is the change of the interface. There are other features explained officially at www.apple.com/itunes such as preventing objectionable content … Continue reading

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Reviews for Early September

Rock Swings – Paul Anka & The Day After Yesterday – Rick Springfield: Two old favorites take their best shots at cover albums. One in the vein of Pat Boone, the other in the great tradition of David Bowie’s Pin-ups. First is Paul Anka’s re-arrangements … Continue reading

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L4YER CAKE

Normally I don’t do the movie titles in caps (that’s reserved for José) but it’s part of this title’s presentation, mainly to catch that four in place of an ‘a.’  Don’t let the plug about the director’s involvement in Snatch or Lock, Stock … Continue reading

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Four Years at 1423 Roxanne’s Run

Due to the fun, relaxation and general laziness, I forgot to post that Sunday was the fourth anniversary of closing on this house. Despite how big that mortgage payment can be, it beats the crud out of renting and the … Continue reading

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